I have a nice high-lift trolley jack but have come across a bit of a challenge with the Mini. Since the car is so short, you don't have to lift it very far before the angle of the car sitting on the jack head becomes quite severe - the head of the jack stays horizontal, but of course the car pivots around the wheels which are on the ground and the point you're jacking (e.g. the subframe) ends up sitting at an angle on one edge of the jack head! This really doesn't look safe, plus it puts the whole weight of the car on a single point which can't be good. When lifting a car with a longer wheel base it's much less of an issue because for a given amount of lift at one end the angle of the car is much lower.
Any tips on how to lift comfortably high without ending up with the car perched precariously on the corner of the jack?